Turkey Trot, 'The Nutcracker' and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Nov. 28-Dec. 1

(Courtesy city of Georgetown)
(Courtesy city of Georgetown)

(Courtesy city of Georgetown)

Thursday, Nov. 28

1. Georgetown Turkey Trot

Take part in a 5-mile run and 1-mile walk Thanksgiving morning hosted by the Georgetown Running Club. The seventh annual event takes place in downtown Georgetown near the Square. 7:45 a.m. $40 (advance), $45 (day of). Georgetown Square, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. http://georgetownrunningclub.org/

2. Community Thanksgiving

Local organizations and volunteers offer a community Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, rolls and sweet potatoes. Meals are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no ticketing involved. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown. 512-930-3595. www.facebook.com/events/700161427144353/

Friday, Nov. 29

3. Annual Lighting of the Square

Kickoff the holiday season on the Square. There will be carolers and photos with Santa, and businesses around the Square will remain open later to allow for some holiday shopping. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Square, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. 800-436-8996. VisitGeorgetown.com

Saturday, Nov. 30

4. Shop Small Saturday

Support local businesses in and around downtown Georgetown. Attendees can participate in a small shop bingo game for prizes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 103 W. Seventh St., Georgetown. 512-930-2027. www.facebook.com/events/395020561206865

Sunday, Dec. 1

5. ‘The Nutcracker’ benefit performance

Enjoy the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” with two performances at the Georgetown Library. Performers consist of dancers from Georgetown Dance Project’s company, volunteers and students from the weekly community service classes at the Georgetown Boys & Girls Club. Ticket sales benefit the Blue Santa Program. Performances last 45 minutes. 6-9 p.m. $5 (ages 3-11), $10 (adult). Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-767-2190. www.georgetowndanceproject.org
By Ali Linan

Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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